Successful investors have a point of view – a philosophy that guides their investment and financial decisions.
Your beliefs about how money, the economy, and markets work determine your actions and your financial success.
An investment process is a series of organized actions that stem from your investment philosophy.
Philosophy first, followed by process.
Here is what we believe:
- The world, economy, and financial markets are ceaselessly creative and radically unpredictable. They are not simple machines that can be controlled or predicted by anyone.
- The world is getting more risky because the number of things that can happen (both good and bad) is increasing exponentially.
- Risk management means protecting against the downside by minimizing the personal financial harm from negative, unexpected outcomes.
- Thriving means capturing the upside: positioning ourselves to delight in and benefit from the emerging opportunities that arise daily in a ceaselessly creative world.
Since we believe our philosophy, we act like this when it comes to money and investing:
- We earn.
- We save.
- We protect against the downside.
- We focus on asset classes
- We build diversified portfolios.
- We adapt our investment plan as market conditions change.
- We thrive.
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